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Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzlyFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (01/12)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nomineeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nominee (01/10)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has earned praise for his work on protections for Native women, federal recognition, water rights, energy and economic development.
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (01/10)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at InteriorFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (01/04)
Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.
Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALsFiled Under: National | Politics
Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALs (12/21)
The Republican Congressman repeatedly billed the military for his travel to and from his home in Montana.
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognitionFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognition (12/20)
Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have 'second-class status in Indian Country' and remain vulnerable to local authorities.
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (12/19)
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.Filed Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (12/16)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resourcesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (12/16)
Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (12/15)
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior SecretaryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (12/15)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (11/17)
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to workFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (11/15)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefulsFiled Under: National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (11/10)
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (11/09)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surpriseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (10/18)
This election is unlike any other in our generation.
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (10/17)
Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (10/12)
This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (10/10)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald TrumpFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump (10/10)
Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin haven't said anything in the days since an explosive report in The Washington Post documented Donald Trump's comments about women.
Native vote seen as crucial in U.S. Congressional race in MontanaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native vote seen as crucial in U.S. Congressional race in Montana (10/06)
Republican Ryan Zinke, the incumbent, is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native woman in Congress.
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition billFiled Under: Politics | Federal Recognition
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (09/16)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (08/30)
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne womanFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman (08/25)
Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates (08/04)
Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana, with two in Indian Country.
Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnoutFiled Under: National | Politics
Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout (07/06)
The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticketFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket (07/06)
Make no mistake: The 2016 election is not routine. If you want proof, look no further than the weekend encampment at the Arlee Celebration.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girlsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National | Politics
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (06/29)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New MexicoFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New Mexico (06/08)
It’s tempting to write that the primary season is over. That’s what we want, right?
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department (06/07)
The Crow Tribe, whose leadership has accused the Obama administration of a war on coal, supports H.R.5259, the Certainty for States and Tribes Act.
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in WashingtonFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington (05/10)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.
Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise JuneauFiled Under: Politics
Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise Juneau (04/08)
A record number of Indian candidates are running for seats in the U.S. Congress and journalist Mark Trahant is following them for Trahant Reports.
Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seatFiled Under: National | Politics
Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seat (01/11)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation citizen hopes to become the first woman to serve in Congress if she defeats Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) this year.
Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill (12/04)
Republicans waded into a dispute that has pitted the Lummis and other Pacific Northwest treaty tribes against the Crows and their Congressional delegation.
Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHSFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHS (12/02)
The Senate repeal bill will make health care an election issue. Again.
Mark Trahant: A voice for Native women in Congress in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A voice for Native women in Congress in 2016 (11/06)
Denise Juneau is the first Native American woman in history to win a statewide election -- and could be the first to serve in Congress.
Denise Juneau to seek Democratic nomination for CongressFiled Under: National | Politics
Denise Juneau to seek Democratic nomination for Congress (11/04)
If elected in 2016, Denise Juneau would be the first Native American woman to serve on Capitol Hill.
Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rightsFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights (10/21)
The Lummi Nation has faced an uphill battle in our efforts to protect our fishing area at Xwe'chi'cXen, Cherry Point, from a coal terminal.
Fort Peck Tribes honor Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2006Filed Under: National
Fort Peck Tribes honor Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2006 (10/14)
Michael Bell's family was presented with a flag and pins by tribal leaders, Navy officials and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana).
Native Sun News: Crow Tribe leader advises Rep. Zinke on energyFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Crow Tribe leader advises Rep. Zinke on energy (10/06)
Congressman Ryan Zinke, (R-MT) has taken the bull by the horns in the 114th session of Congress by establishing a Natural Resources Advisory Committee to assist himself and staff on energy-related decisions.
Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandateFiled Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (07/15)
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.
Blackfeet Nation man announces bid for House seat in MontanaFiled Under: Politics
Blackfeet Nation man announces bid for House seat in Montana (06/24)
James St. Goddard, a former vice chair of his tribe, is running as a Democrat.
Bill seeks to make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit  permanentFiled Under: Business | Environment | Politics
Bill seeks to make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit permanent (03/13)
The Crow Tribe supports the tax credit, which expired in December 2014 without action from Congress.
Mark Trahant: A lot stake for Native voters in Montana this yearFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A lot stake for Native voters in Montana this year (10/02)
Montanans have long recognized the importance of the Native vote.
US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritageFiled Under: Politics
US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritage (08/18)
John Lewis, the Democratic candidate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat, talked about his tribal heritage at a campaign stop on the Crow Reservation.

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